Skipper Yaw Yeboah’s goal sent Black Meteors to the finals of the U-23 AFCON.


Ghana has defied odds to beat Algeria 1-0 and qualify for their first-ever CAF U23 Cup of Nations finals. Captain Yaw Yeboah, who plays for Celta Vigo, scored the only goal to ensure the Black Meteors secured a 2-1 aggregate win.

Ghana’s  Ibrahim Tanko made three changes to his squad that performed abysmally last Friday at the Accra Sports stadium with Asante Kotoko defender Habib Mohammed, holding midfielder Michel Agbekornu and former Black Stars B captain Isaac Twum all starting.

The changes made by the former Cameroon assistant manager yielded positive dividends as the Meteors showed more intent with captain Yaw Yeboah tormenting the Algerian defenders in the first half. Although captain Yaw Yeboah scored the crucial goal to send Ghana through, it was Asante Kotoko goalkeeper Kwame Baah that kept the Algerians at bay with some stupendous saves to thwart their efforts

story by: Theresah Mensah

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